Thursday, November 12, 2009

SAQA Visioning Project


I'm privileged to be involved in several dynamic professional creative organizations.  One that has international recognition; Studio Art Quilts Association (SAQA) has an over aboundance of members that are very talented quilt artists.  The group's current president Lisa Chipentine is one of those truly talented creative types.  Not only is her art work stunning, but she also has great insight to know the importance of giving back to the artistic community; to help follow artist who are up and coming with creating their own vision of how we want our art to evolve.  Her pet project available to SAQA members is the Visioning Project.  Through this year long program, quilt artist are encouraged to use many tools via the SAQA web to realize their goals.  I just signed up and I'm truly proud to be apart of this program.  My goal is to have my artwork be very recognizable in the fiber arts community.  That means developing a signature style; sticking with it and contineously enhancing it.  I'll keep you posted as to how it goes.  Living Creatively, Sandra  

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Jesse




I find inspiration for my work from many different sources. Because musicians are also creative types; making wonderful music to listen to while i'm creating, I often find them to be facinating subjects for my art.  I'm currently working on a piece of R & B master guitarist Jesse Johnson formally of the group "The Time". I'm quite proud of this fiber art piece; especially my interpretation of one of his beautiful guitars; a pink hand painted face embellished with large shelled pearl beads with metallic silver thread guitar strings. It's stunning.  Jesse's new CD "Verbal Penetration" is a smooth blend of fresh, clever tunes coupled with a hint of the funk from his stint with The Time.  Many times when an artist releases a new album/CD, there maybe one or two hits that are fan favorites and the rest of the CD is something forgetable. Not the case with Jesse's Verbal Penetration. I've been singing his praises since the CD dropped (see cover above) on October 27th, encouraging everyone i speak to to buy the entire CD.  You will not be disappointed.  I'll have the privilege of presenting the finished quilt to Jesse when finished.  Before I publish a picture of this work, I want him to see it first.  I can say that I'm very proud of it so far. Living Creatively, Sandra

"First Kiss"

"First Kiss"
Innocence

Cheetah Girl

Cheetah Girl
QA Reader Challenge "Inner Animal"

Little Freida

Little Freida
I just love Freida Kahlo!

Madam Butterfly

Madam Butterfly
Inked / Thread painted face with 3D hair bun

"Hello down there!"

"Hello down there!"
Rare find of shrimp like creature in a iceshaft in Anartica

Kiss of a Rose

Kiss of a Rose
Quilt Visions "Fantasy Flowers" Challlenge

Spring Bouquet

Spring Bouquet
Another quilted portrait with 3D organza lillies and leaves

Quilted Denim Jacket

Quilted Denim Jacket
Close up of Shaunna's quilted photo

Simba!

Simba!
Cherrywood fabric challenge - Lion King's travelling show

Elephant at Mala Mala Safari Lounge

Elephant at Mala Mala Safari Lounge
Couldn't resist posting this water color work of an elephant on safari

Leopard at night

Leopard at night
Another watercolor

Geronimo

Geronimo
My quilted rendition of the proud Apache leader

Something to think about....

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up"



Pablo Picasso